The events sector urgently needs government support to survive the COVID-19 crisis
Without major immediate support from government, the entire supply chain is at risk of collapse. Live events around the world and across the entire landscape of major festivals, landmark theatres, to grassroots venues and business events have been devastated by COVID -19.
Red Alert is a campaign to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector which employs circa 1,000,000 highly skilled people in the UK, all of whom have had no work for the past four months with little likelihood of restarting until Spring 2021. The sector includes a huge supply chain of companies ranging from event production, audio, lighting, video, logistics, planning, transportation and some of the world’s leading technology manufacturers.
The campaign is being run by a large and growing industry collective of trade bodies, businesses and freelancers affected by the shutdown all working together. It spans online and social messaging, video, case studies and legal outdoor events to gain media attention. Our aim is to have financial support extended for the people and companies in this sector until they can return to work.
The UK is regarded as a world leader in delivering complex events and we risk losing it forever. So join now the collective efforts to get the industry’s voice heard, calling for sustained immediate financial support by visiting #WeMakeEvents. Watch. Share. Record. Write.